Introducing Your Puppy to Visitors

Introducing your puppy to visitors is an important part of his socialization. It will help lessen his fear of strangers and make him a friendlier adult dog. When introducing your new puppy to visitors, remember his collar and leash. Do not let him jump up on people. Give your puppy the command “sit” and help him into this position. Have a piece of kibble ready for his reward, and don’t allow guests to pet him until he is “sitting.” Have him hold this position while being greeted. This will help him to learn how to accept greetings and praise calmly. Also, request that other adults and visitors respect your puppy’s rights, that they hold him properly and talk to him.